Connectivity

Astronics and Phasor Partner on Dual-Beam ESA

By Adrienne Harebottle | June 6, 2018

Phasor's antenna technology will be crucial to the partnership. (Phasor)

Phasor, a developer of electronically-steered antenna (ESA) systems for mobile broadband, is partnering with Astronics AeroSat to produce scalable, dual-beam ESA-based aeronautical terminals for connected business and commercial airlines.

Phasor’s solid-state, software-defined and modular ESA conforms to the size and shape of an aircraft fuselage, which enables commercial airlines and business aviation fleet operators to reduce drag-weight while optimizing bandwidth for superior IFC.

Astronics subsidiary Astronics AeroSat will integrate Phasor’s phased-array technology into an agile aviation antenna solution that will operate seamlessly with Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and non-geosynchronous satellites, such as Low Earth Orbit (LEO) wideband constellations, currently in development. The new antenna will feature dual-beam technology, defined as the simultaneous ability to send and receive signals, with a “make-before-break” capability.

 

This was originally published on ViaSatellite.

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